If you’re like many, you’re getting yourself established here in Thailand and learning how to get around, find places, and save some money on transferring funds to/from US accounts. The best way to transfer currency from the US is either through Paypal and a Bangkok Bank account, or MoneyGram Transfer. Both can be done on mobile devices (very convenient) and once you get through the setup work, it works extremely well.
Set Up a Bangkok Bank AccountSo the down and dirty of getting a bank account is this:
- Retirement Visa or a Work Visa
- Notarized letter of income from the US Embassy (fairly easy)
- Original and copy of your condo lease
- A local drivers license doesn’t hurt, but not required.It seems once Thai personnel see my drivers license, I get the ‘aha’ as they perhaps consider me ‘established’ here